husband called me at work today. (Why do these things always happen then? LOL) difficult child was at our house.......to get the rest of his things. (Is it horrible of me that the first thought I had was NOOOOOO, I'm enjoying the peace and quiet!!! He CAN'T come home!) I checked out his room when I got home and save for the stray sock and pair of boxers, it's bare except for his 4 stacked mattresses, my childhood desk (that is beyond repair) and the dresser. (Oh, and a comforter that I plan on burning. ) It seems that he's also continuing to go to school. The parents of the friend he's staying with said he could live there but only if he went to school. (huh...gotta give them credit for that) husband and I don't think that they have the full story on difficult child but I imagine they will figure most of it out on their own eventually. If not, well then good for everyone. Oh and difficult child and his friend S tried to talk husband into letting them take Chester. (For those of you who haven't followed the threads on WC of the saga of the stray now known as Chester, he's a stray I found almost two weeks ago.) According to S, his dad got Chester out in the country somewhere but the dog got loose and wound up at our house. Ummmm.....that's quite the co-inkidink, don't you think? husband told him we would have to talk to his dad first. difficult child also informed us that he now has a girlfriend which scares the daylights out of me. She's almost 17, he's 19 and I doubt her parents know how old he is. S's parents, we think, are also using difficult child as a live in baby sitter apparently. They are out of state and difficult child is there with S who is younger than difficult child as well as a younger sibling. Supposedly, they recently kicked their own oldest out so I guess they have the room for difficult child. Today was the first we've seen of difficult child since he stormed out last week. I think husband is still pretty surprised that difficult child hasn't come home yet and is still expcting it. Of course husband (bless his heart) is also still so surprised that difficult child lied about having his school work done from when he was in the psychiatric hospital. Helloooooooooo.....where have YOU been the past TEN YEARS? That's what he does! I just have to laugh at that or else I cry from frustration with the man. So, that's my update for now. I'm off to enjoy the fact that I have NORMAL doors locked in my house (front and back) and not my bedroom door.